Chelsea fans suggest Callum Hudson-Odoi’s injury might actually be a good thing, Liverpool supporters pick out where the title race could swing back in their favour, and Manchester United fans debate the futures of six big names – all in Your Says of the Day.
The injury to Hudson Odoi is a body blow for him and the Club it looks like a serious achilees injury which could take 6 months to heal.
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6 months – well that may keep him at the Bridge – good news in a way.
Hudson Odoi Will be able to sign a pre contract deal in January, he’ll use the medics and then walk away for free…
I just wonder if he’ll be the same player again… in the plus side the medic team have sorted Barkley.
A time when we are crying for experience and defensive stability, Gary Cahill who has been our most senior defender and a man who has Chelsea in his viens has been sidelined, just because of this stupid Sarri ball? Kante who is the best defensive midfielder is played out of position, and Giroud who scores everytime he starts for us is benched. I think if we need to keep more clean sheets and score more setpieces, restore Cahill at the heart of our defense. He has experience and passion for this club. While Luiz only plays good once in a blue moon. And restore Kante to his orginal poistion. And that will only happen when we sack Sarri😣, if we play like we did in our last two and half games. The Europa is Arsenal’s to lose.
Young_blue I agree regarding Cahill. When, as a coach, you know a team is going to put you under pressure from set pieces as their main weapon, a top coach puts the right measures in place to deal with it. Cahill is the perfect match for this. As a top coach, you also man mark the key target players. Further, you leave some of your smaller, quick players up the field for the quick counter attack, and to relieve the pressure in your own box. When a team sits back for the whole game, like Burnley, the best opportunity you get to attack them comes when you are defending corners and set pieces. It is a golden opportunity to strike at them from the turnover of possession. We stick all 11 players around our 6 yard box. Amateurish, and another sign of a co@ch that doesn’t know what he is doing and how to win
999 ditto. I don’t want Conte back. He created too much rift between himself and the board. A good manager must be able to work with his employer. But I do think that Sarri is not a good manager either though. He is just too stubborn, won’t adapt. And if he stays, would he create the same problem as Conte 2nd season? Personnally I would judge Sarri by result. His football, the tippy tappy, mostly I don’t like it. But probably it’s because players cannot execute it properly yet, so the benefit of the doubt. And sometimes we saw glimpses like for example Higuain’s goal yesterday. Or Pedro’s first goal against Slavia. Sarri got Jorginho and Higuain this season, the board fully supported him. But in case we don’t get the transfer ban, he may ask again to buy Elseid Hysaj. Or anybody ex Napoli or Empoli.
No thanks. Mou is a bitter man lately with us and with Utd. No. No to Mou. No to Conte. No to Sarri either. My fave is Lamps but his experience is very lightweight.
as much as I have had a gutful of Sarri and our club throwing away opportunity after opportunity, there are two matches tomorrow that could conceivably give us 4th to lose. Wolves at home to Arsenal – I would like to think Wolves at home could win that – just hope they haven’t hit the end of season brick wall. The playing well Wolves of earlier in the season I would back to win, especially at home. United and City – City have too much to lose not to win against a declining United – banker win City.
Damn, I’ve just seen that Fabinho will miss Huddersfield with concussion.
Mak, there’s a ‘chance’ he’ll miss but still 3-4 days before the game so he may make it. If not, no biggie, Henderson and Wijnaldum likely the double pivot with Keita maybe as the attacking mid. Milner also can step in but I expect Milner to start against Barca for his experience. Interesting times ahead or what??
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It’s a psychological battle now. If we do start to struggle in games it would be a good call to use the squads in the run in because the other players, particularly the younger ones don’t feel the pressure as much. Remember when Fergie threw on a young Macheda against Villa when ourselves and Utd were going for the title in 2009 and scored? That’s why it was a good call from Pep to play Foden vs Spurs. Similarly he might not be as young but if Ox is fit soon, could be a good call to throw him on because he’ll be itching to play and won’t feel the pressure in the same way others will (Indeed if I was Pep I wouldn’t hesitate in using Foden again tomorrow night).
Yeah Burnley looked really good against Chelsea I was surprised. Title could treat on their performance.
Good points mwake. There really are just so many things that will be applying pressure in the City players minds. If Utd were even a half decent side, I’d be really hopeful of this but I think the vast majority of our hope lies here, in the mental side of the game.
Nobody is gonna pay close to £100m for DDG as he will only have 6 1/2 months left on his contract before he can negotiate with foreign clubs.
Why could Phelan not be a success as DoF?
Because he is a yesman and always a number two. Good for the Glazers and Ed.
I think we need a man who already knows the upcoming players around the world.
Dont hink Phelan knows it.